South Oakland has underachieved so far this season. We still don’t have a victory vs. a team above .500 on which to hang our hats. (new hats will be in for the double header saturday)
However, the 6-2 victory over the Maulers saw Rob “The Baconator” Baumgartel find the zone and regain his command.
The Ducks also quacked out ten hits, almost tripling our season total.
We still have 20 games left. Monday’s win is something to build off of.
We will peak at the right time.
Our team is built for the long haul.
It’s a lot better to be 1-3 than 0-4.
Baumgartel retired the Maulers in order to open the game.
The Ducks picked up where they left off in the bottom half, leaving the bases loaded with no out, and the heart of the order up.
The Maulers opened the 2nd with a single, after a flyout to left,
Captain America started a 5-4-3 play to end the inning.
The Ducks went down in order in the bottom of 2, and Rob worked out of a jam in the 3rd. Then Castle and Captain doubled around a Duffy strikeout and South Oakland took the lead. 1-0
The Maulers stranded a runner on third in the 4th after a passed ball and a wild pitch
Then, South Oakland scored five runs in the bottom of the 4th to put the game out of reach.
Kirk took one for the team. After Gwin popped out, Murphy drove a single to right.
Dr. Jones legged out an infield single
Baumgartel singled in Gibson.
The Ducks led 2-1 with two out and the bases loaded when Castle and Duffy hit back to back doubles to clear the bases.
6-0 Ducks after 4
Nothing else really happened till the top of the seventh.
TC Jones allowed two hits and a walk, Gwin threw out a runner at third, then overthrew Depot at first after Jones K’d a kid on a slider in the dirt.
The Maulers scored two runs to make it 6-2.
Jones struckout the next batter.